The Ohio Department of Transportation wants to reduce the number of accidents that take place in work zones.
It says motorists need to slow down in these areas and pay attention to their surroundings so they don't get hurt and construction works don't get hurt either. To get out the message, ODOT plans to light buildings across the state in orange, starting tomorrow at eight p.m.
There were about five thousand accidents in work zones last year and that resulted in 13 people dying...
The Ohio Department of Transportation is kicking off its construction season with a bang. It will be awarding two billion dollars in construction projects across the state that will reach every county. ODOT District Five employees, which covers five local counties, made the exciting announcement this morning at its headquarters in Jacksontown.
"This is truly a celebration for the state of Ohio because this is the largest transportation construction season in state history, "...
The Ohio Department of Transportation says it wants to "ignite Ohio's economic engine."
It's investing about two billion dollars in construction this year that will cover 16 hundred projects in every county. Some of these projects include: interstate repairs, resurfacing; bridge and culvert upgrades, walkways and biking improvements, and even some waterway projects.
The largest investment, at 450 million dollars, will take place along Interstate 90 in Cleveland.
While the construction project on Wayne Avenue in Zanesville is causing some traffic headaches for drivers, it is on schedule.
The main water line is set to be installed by the end of this week.
"Then they have to pressure test that and chlorinate that to make sure the samples came back. Then they can start hooking the individual services up for the home, which is approximately 100 services we have to go through, " says Zanesville Public Service Director, Mike Sims....